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Singapore firm architects61 to lead design of Esplanade's new $30m waterfront theatre

SINGAPORE - Singapore firm architects61 will lead a team to design The Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay's new $30 million waterfront theatre, slated to open by 2021. The local firm is partnering London's Charcoalblue, which led the theatre and acoustic design of Chicago Shakespeare Theatre's new indoor theatre, The Yard. The Yard's flexible design includes mobile audience towers so the theatre can be reconfigured to seat from 150 to 850 viewers. A statement from Charcoalblue partner Byron Harrison reveals that the design for the Esplanade's Waterfront Theatre will also include movable seating elements so that the seating capacity can be increased beyond the 550 originally intended. The proposed construction of a 550-seat theatre at the Esplanade was announced in April to give arts groups much-needed space to stage new work and attract more audiences. Most new works of dance and theatre created in Singapore or overseas are meant for theatres of 500 to 1,000 seats..

Phoebe Philo Exits Céline, Adding to Fashion Turmoil

Advertisement A decade after transforming Céline into the favored label of power women everywhere and beginning a new era of minimalism in fashion, Phoebe Philo, its artistic director, has announced she is leaving the house. She is the fourth and best-known designer to exit a job this month, adding a final twist to 12 months of dizzying change for the industry on both the creative and corporate sides. In a brief statement announcing the news, Ms. Philo thanked her team, and Bernard Arnault, chairman and chief executive of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the luxury group that owns Céline, said: “What Phoebe has accomplished over the past 10 years represents a key chapter in the history of Céline. We are very grateful to Phoebe for having contributed to the great momentum of this Maison. A new era of development for Céline will now start, and I am extremely confident in the future success of this iconic Maison.” Ms. Philo, who first came to prominence as the designer at Chloé, made Cél..

Asia Young Designer Award 2017 by Nippon Paint

Global coatings leader, Nippon Paints held the Final Gala Round of Asia Young Designer Award's Bangladesh chapter in recently. Held among students of Architecture and Interior Designing departments of different universities of Bangladesh, the theme was “You for Tomorrow.” Prizes were given to two categories of winners from Architecture and Interior Designing sectors. The Gold award winners were given Tk 50,000 in cash for each category and the Silver award winners were given Tk 25,000 for each category. The grand gala round was contested by Architecture and Interior Designing Gold Winners of Fifteen countries. The Gold Winner for Architecture Category is Nadia Afrin Lagno from Stamford University and Gold Winner from Interior Design is Ahnaf Akif Siddique from BUET. The Gold winners will fly to Malaysia in March 2018 to represent Bangladesh. The whole idea is to nurture the future of architectural maestros and interior designing geniuses. Let's block ads! (Why?)

‘I looked like something out of a horror film’ Mum suffers SEVERE allergy from...

Sally Roberts, from Wrexham, Wales, reacted badly to a lip filler treatment which she claims was carried out by a “qualified nurse in a reputable salon” last Saturday. The stomach-churning snaps, which she uploaded on Facebook, shows clear liquid bubbling out of the blisters on her painful, cracked lips. She rushed to A&E where she was put on steroids, antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, anti-histamines and pain killers. SALLY ROBERTS / FACEBOOK ALLERGY: Sally Roberts uploaded the stomach-churning snaps on FacebookSally revealed she had always wanted to get her lips done – but has sworn off all cosmetic procedures. Talking to social media, the Botox-lover said she felt fine at first, but things started to go wrong the following morning. She wrote: “By the following morning they had swelled to the point I couldn’t eat, drink or talk properly and was in absolute agony, they continued to swell and GP advised me to go straight to A&E as I was at risk of going into anaphylactic shock.” SALLY ..

The best museum exhibits in the US this winter

Show ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideFeatured artists at the New Mexico Museum’s 100th anniversary exhibit include many who have contributed to the state’s artistic identity.(Photo: Ati Maier) The post-holiday chill can make your get-healthy New Year’s resolution more daunting. If you consider walking through a museum a good form of exercise though, you’ll kill two birds with one stone by visiting these travel-worthy exhibits across the country. Degas: A Passion for Perfection at the Denver Art Museum Feb. 11 - May 20, 2018 In its only U.S. appearance, Degas: A Passion for Perfection brings French artist Edgar Degas’ works from 1855 to 1906 to Denver. The exhibit includes more than 100 pieces, including paintings, drawings, pastels, etchings, monotypes and sculptures, covering his artistic interests in dancers, nudes and horses. Work by French artists Eugène Delacroix and Paul Cézanne are also included in the exhibition. Adios Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since..

Young designer creates furniture line

As a junior designer at Delawie architecture and interior design firm, Lauren Bencivengo has a chance to help on everything from construction plans to picking out wallpaper while also preparing to take the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam. The 23-year-old, who hails from Poway, also has a line of made-to-order furnishings available at Bed Bath & Beyond, thanks to a contest held by Chicago-based Cloth & Company, a custom furniture company that launched in 2016. The Emerging Designer competition was held last spring with the winner declared at Dwell On Design, an annual interior design show and conference held in Los Angeles at the end of June. “It was a shot-in-the-dark kind of thing,” said Bencivengo, who entered the competition two weeks before the deadline in May after she learned about it through an email from a colleague. The contest, which was announced nationally, was open to students and recent graduates. It drew more than 100 entries, some interna..

Modernizing a Southern Home Without Losing Its Charm

Advertisement “It was like the belly of a whale,” says the designer Stefanie Brechbuehler of her latest project, a 19th-century Italianate rowhouse in Charleston, South Carolina that had been charred by a kitchen fire three years ago, after a realtor left the stove on. “There was a lot of smoke damage,” adds her husband, the architect Robert Highsmith. “But the structure and historical elements of the house survived.” The polymathic couple, who run the Brooklyn design studio Workstead, purchased the property on stately Bee’s Row two years ago on behalf of an unnamed investor who planned to flip the house but, upon seeing the completed rooms, decided to keep it instead. It’s now become a showcase of sorts for the restrained, provenance-infused modernism that Brechbuehler, 39, and Highsmith, 35, have espoused since founding their interior, building and lighting firm with fellow Rhode Island School of Design alum Ryan Mahoney almost a decade ago. In recent years, Workstead has been turnin..

Fashion designer acquitted after four years in jail over attempted robbery

Kunle Falayi and agency report An Ikeja High Court on Friday discharged and acquitted a fashion designer, Ifeanyi Igwe, who has spent four years in jail while the case of conspiracy and attempted robbery against him lasted. According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Igwe breathed the air of freedom, after Justice Raliatu Adebiyi, found him not guilty. The judge said Igwe’s acquittal followed the prosecution’s inability to prove its case against Igwe. Adebiyi said, “The evidence of sole witness in the case, Sgt. Augustine Okodo, the Investigating Police Officer, gave no evidence of the fact that nothing was stolen, there was also no evidence from the alleged victim. “The court finds that the defendant’s statement did not contain any admission of conspiracy. “The prosecution failed to prove the charge of conspiracy beyond reasonable doubt. And the testimony of the IPO did not give any evidence that the defendant robbed one Abdullahi Salami. “The statement of the defendant is at variance wi..

Interior design as a career

Dear Readers, this column is just for you. Every other week, I’ll answer one of your interior design questions. Just send me an email with your question and I’ll reply right here. This week’s question: My daughter thinks she wants to be an interior designer. Can you recommend a few books that I can buy for her for Christmas? Any other advice on this would also be appreciated especially if it could help her decide if this is what she really wants to do. She is 22 years-old and just got her degree in philosophy, of all things. My mind is spinning with advice. Let’s start with books. For now, skip the many style-oriented books like Tropical Style, Country Style, Scandinavian Style, Mediterranean Style, Signature Style, etc. Skip the ones filled with pretty pictures or the how-to inspirational books. While they are entertaining and great for picking up and idea or two, they only show what has been designed. Sometimes they also tell you why. But they don’t explain how they’ve been designed...

Famed fashion designer Stefano Gabbana: 'Don't call me gay'

ROME, December 18, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Stefano Gabbana is one half of Dolce and Gabbana, the iconic Italian fashion team that has enjoyed enormous worldwide success since its founding in 1984. Together with business partner (and former homosexual relationship partner) Domenico Dolce, Gabbana made headlines in 2015 when the duo suggested in an interview published in Italy’s Panorama magazine that children born to gay couples through intense, highly technological medical interventions are “synthetic children.” Now Gabbana has made headlines around the world on his own. “I don't want to be called gay, because I'm simply a man ... full stop,” said the world famous fashion designer, according to AFP/France24. “The word ‘gay’ was invented by those who need to label people, and I don't want to be identified by my sexual choices,” he continued. Up until now he has always proudly identified as gay. Gabbana said he previously thought he “could help spread a new culture as a fa..

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